1000 km Algarve

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1000 Kilometres do Algarve
Autódromo de Algarve.svg
Le Mans Series
Venue Autódromo Internacional do Algarve
First race 2009
First LMS race 2009
Last race 2010
Distance 1,000 km (620 mi)
Duration 6 hours

The 1000 Kilometres of Algarve was an endurance race for sports cars, held at Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal in 2009 and 2010.

History[edit]

The 1000 Kilometres of Algarve was run for the first time in 2009, and was the third round of the Le Mans Series. The race was won by Pescarolo Sport, whilst Quifel ASM Team won the LMP2 category, Alphand Aventures won the GT1 category, and JMW Motorsport won the GT2 category.[1] The race was held again in 2010, and again was the third round of the Le Mans Series. This time, Team Oreca Matmut took the overall victory, whilst RML won the LMP2 category, DAMS won the Formula Le Mans category, AF Corse won the GT2 category, and Larbre Competition won the GT1 category.[2] For 2011, the Portuguese round of the Le Mans Series used the Autódromo do Estoril instead,[3] and the 1000 km of Algarve hasn't been run since.

Winners[edit]

Year Drivers Team Car Time Distance Championship
2009 France Jean-Christophe Boullion
France Christophe Tinseau
France Pescarolo Sport Pescarolo 01 Evo 5:49:04.176 1,000 km (620 mi) Le Mans Series
2010 France Olivier Panis
France Stéphane Sarrazin
France Nicolas Lapierre
France Team Oreca Matmut Peugeot 908 HDi FAP
(Diesel)
5:48:30.820 1,000 km (620 mi) Le Mans Series

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Algarve 1000 Kilometres 2009 - Race results". Racing Sports Cars. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Algarve 1000 Kilometres 2010 - Race results". Racing Sports Cars. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Pescarolo team wins the Estoril 6 Hours". Planetlemans.com. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2013.